Radiological Follow-Up

  • Leif Hovgaard Sørensen


After a moderate to severe head trauma, neuroimaging is mandatory for visualising the degree of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as the nature and location of the lesions in the acute phase and in the follow-up period as well (Duhaime et al. 2010). Imaging is important in triaging patients for acute intervention, for follow-up, and for evaluation of the long-term outcome. In acute and subacute follow-up, imaging plain computed tomography (CT) is the most important modality. The need for MRI in the acute phase is generally of less importance, but MRI can be of value and should be utilised whenever a clinical situation remains unclear after CT. Also, digital subtraction angiography (DSA) should be utilised whenever a vascular injury needs to be elucidated, especially if endovascular therapy is indicated.


Traumatic Brain Injury Digital Subtraction Angiography Cavernous Sinus Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injury Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyAarhus University HospitalAarhus CDenmark

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